Top Five Purple Picks for Interior Decor

Purple has never, ever been my color. I often wonder if this is a designer thing as I distinctly recall a designer I worked under in San Francisco’s hating purple. I mistakenly wore a lavender Brooks Brother’s blouse one day to the office and was reprimanded by her assistant “didn’t I know purple was off limits?”

Fast forward 10 (okay 15 years) later and many years working as an interior decorator online and I admit the color is slightly growing on me. The strongest influence is my 6-year-old daughter who has decided she is “over princess prissy pink” and only likes purple. Way too much watching of Descendants perhaps!

So in honor of her new favorite color, and a color that is growing on me, I have complied a list of five top shades of purple for interior design:

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Benjamin Moore

Purple Rain


Thank you Prince for a fabulous song and Benjamin Moore for this deep, intense color!


Glidden Quaint Purple Rose HDGV62













Quaint Purple Rose


Not too girly yet still soft and feminine.

Behr Glitterati P120-7















Super glamour and rich!

SW Mauve Finery 6282












Sherwin Williams

Mauve Finery

SW 6282

Sophisticated enough for a Master Bedroom when paired with black furniture, white bedding and mercury glass lamps.

BM Lavender Lipstick 2072-50












Benjamin Moore

Lavender Lipstick


Color is 6-year-old girl and interior designer mom approved!